62 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know That Will Blow Your Mind

The Universe is an amazing place and there’s a lot of things that we will never know. From warehouses so big they have their own weather to goats … there’s a lot of things you don’t know about the world.

1. The bushes and clouds in Super Mario Bros are the same, just colored differently.

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3. In 1903 the Wright brothers flew for 59 seconds. 38 years later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. 28 years after that, we landed on the moon.

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4. When a male bee climaxes, their testicles explode then they die.

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5. Cleopatra lived closer in time to the first Moon landing than to the building of the Great Pyramid.

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6. Duck Hunt is two player. A controller in port 2 controls the ducks.

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7. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

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8. The adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body.

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9. Blue whales heart is the size of a VW Beetle and that you could swim through some of its arteries.

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10. Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.

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11. All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.

From wikipedia:
A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009.1 This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8,500 cubic meters, or a 20.4m cube.

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12. There are more atoms in a single glass of water, than glasses of water in all the oceans of the Earth.

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13. Half of all humans who have ever lived, died from malaria.

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14. Martin Sheen’s original name was Ramon Estevez. He had two sons, Emilio and Carlos. Emilio kept the Estevez, but Carlos changed his name to Charlie Sheen. He changed his stage name to ride the coattails of his father’s changed stage name.

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15. Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in competitive shooting competitions.

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16. Once Charlie Chaplin entered a contest for “Charlie Chaplin look-alikes” and he came in third.

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17. If you shuffle a deck of cards, chances are that the new order of playing cards has never existed before.

Via qi.com
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18. Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.

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19. Fold over a piece of paper 42 times and it will reach the moon

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20. Pirates wear eye patches so that they can see in the dark.

When they go to a lower deck with poor lighting, they can remove the patch and see better with that eye since it’s used to the dark, whereas the other eye would take several minutes to adjust to the change in light.

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21. It took thousands of years after domesticating the horse to invent the stirrup.

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22. 54 million people alive right now will be dead within 12 months.

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23. You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

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24. When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.

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25. A tree is the opposite of your lungs. Physically and functionally.

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26. Mayonnaise is made from oil and eggs.

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27. The sun is 400x further from the earth than the moon, but the moon is 400x smaller than the sun.

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28. All the humans on the planet could fit into 1 cubic mile.

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29. Goats have rectangular pupils.

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30. If there was no space between any of its atoms, Earth would be the size of a baseball.

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31. If you put all the earth’s ants in one pile, and all the earth’s humans in another pile, the pile made of ants would be bigger (have more mass).

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32. You’re not stuck in traffic, you are traffic.

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33. Sloths mistakenly grab their arms instead of the branches of a tree, and they fall to their deaths.

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34. Penguins will give their mate a pebble as a way of proposing.

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35. Butterflies are cannibals.

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36. Turtles can breathe out of their butts

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37. A small percentage of static on televisions is actually radioactive resonance from the big bang 13 billion years ago.

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38. It takes a photon, on average, 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes from the Sun’s surface to your eyeball

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39. Both of Jack Black’s parents were rocket scientists.

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40. A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

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41. Velociraptors were just slightly bigger than chickens.

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42. A pencil has the potential to draw a line 38 miles long.

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43. There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).

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44. The largest air force in the world is the US Air Force. The second largest air force in the world is the US Navy.

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45. Horseshoe crabs have eyes on their tail.

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46. A Nintendo had over twice the computing power of the first lunar lander.

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47. Lighters were invented before matches.

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48. Psychology is the brain trying to comprehend itself.

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49. If a man never cut his beard, by the time he dies it would be 30 feet long.

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50. 1 sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1587GB in about 3 seconds

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51. The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.

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52. The last president that wasn’t a Republican or Democrat was Millard Fillmore in 1853

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53. You have 0.5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

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54. The USA is an older country than Germany.

Germany became one country only in 1871.

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55. Napoleon was not unusually short. The French inch was longer than the British inch, so while he was thought to be 5’2” by most of the world, in reality he was closer to 5’7”, an average height for a Frenchman.

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56. If you keep going North, you will eventually go South. If you keep going East, you will never go West.

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57. Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks.

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58. There is a garbage swirl in the ocean the size of Texas.

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59. Black HP printer ink costs roughly 1,400 times as much as crude oil, gallon for gallon.

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60. George Washington spent about 7% of his annual salary on booze.

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61. A Mosquito has 47 teeth.

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62. A banana is actually a berry. A strawberry isn’t.

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